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by dhaughey
Sat 12 Jun 2010 11:03 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Sample project proposal
Replies: 1
Views: 8874

Re: Sample project proposal

Hi Praveenaj, I'd suggest trying a BOSCARD, which stands for: Background Objectives Scope Constraints Assumptions Risks Deliverables This is an effective and straightforward way of setting the objectives and scope of a project and providing this information in an easily digestible format. You can fi...
by dhaughey
Fri 28 May 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What program do you use to manage your projects?
Replies: 3
Views: 7075

What program do you use to manage your projects?

I thought a quick poll would be interesting to get a view of the split between use of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel and Open Workbench for managing projects. My money is on Excel being the most popular because of its availability, familiarity and cost-effectiveness. So let's see.
by dhaughey
Fri 21 May 2010 8:58 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: What made you decide to work in project management?
Replies: 3
Views: 8374

Re: What made you decide to work in project management?

I think the 'accidental' project manager is common. I know plenty of project managers who didn't choose to be part of the profession when they left college. I fell into project management when working as operations manager for a road transport company. I didn't recognise I was doing project manageme...
by dhaughey
Sat 01 May 2010 8:02 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: The 6 Stages of Any Project
Replies: 3
Views: 12199

The 6 Stages of Any Project

Not sure where this came from, but it made me smile.

The 6 stages of any project:
  1. Enthusiasm
  2. Disillusionment
  3. Panic
  4. Search for the guilty
  5. Punishment of the innocent
  6. Reward of the non-participants
by dhaughey
Fri 09 Apr 2010 8:00 am
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: New to PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9010

Re: New to PM

My job took me into project management, it wasn't a conscious choice I'm made. Later I did the PRINCE2 Practitioner and PMP to firm up my skills and became a professional project manager. I think many people have jobs that at least in part contain elements of project management, often they just don'...
by dhaughey
Fri 19 Mar 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: PM-where to begin?
Replies: 2
Views: 9436

Re: PM-where to begin?

Hi Musicolo I would start by looking at PRINCE2 and PMBOK in terms of project management theory. From my college days I remember Bruce Tuckman's Forming Storming Norming Performing team-development model. There's a good explanation of the model on BusinessBalls . Also have a look at Belbin Team type...
by dhaughey
Tue 09 Mar 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Prioritisation: Risk Impact
Replies: 1
Views: 7273

Re: Prioritisation: Risk Impact

Hi Jeremy, This is good article looking at risk, Ranking Risks: Rare to Certain, Negligible to Catastrophic . In the article risks are looked at by Consequence Ranking: Catastrophic Critcal Marginal Negligible ...and Probability Ranking: Certain Likely Possible Unlikely Once in 24 years Duncan
by dhaughey
Sun 07 Mar 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy
Replies: 0
Views: 9963

PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy

What is the best book for PMP revision? I found Rita Mulcahy's 'PMP Exam Prep' very good, easy to read, well organised and with plenty of useful tips for the exam. The book is written in an engaging style and is far easier to read than the PMBOK Guide, which is a bit dry. There are a lot of useful e...
by dhaughey
Tue 12 Jan 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Business Book Reviews
Topic: Project Management Booklist
Replies: 7
Views: 68726

Re: Project Management Booklist

Great list of books, thanks. I used Rita Mulcahy’s PMP Exam Prep to pass my PMP first time. Well written and far easier to read than the PMBOK Guide. One book I’d add is… The Project Workout: The Ultimate Handbook of Project and Programme Management - Robert Buttrick (Paperback - Dec, 15 2009) Good ...
by dhaughey
Tue 22 Dec 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: General Project Management
Topic: Best PRINCE2 support software anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 20388

Best PRINCE2 support software anyone?

A question I’m often asked is, ‘What’s the best PRINCE2 support software available?’ Anyone with experience of any packages care to comment?